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Truck overturns in Smithfield, driver flees

Posted October 20, 2011

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— Johnston County authorities are looking for the driver of a truck that overturned on Thursday.

Dispatchers said the vehicle overturned in the 2900 block of Creech Mill Road in Smithfield around 5 p.m. The driver fled from the scene.

There is no word on what caused the vehicle to overturn.

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  • BeenHereSince67 Oct 21, 2011

    Wow, I tried to make two different posts to this article saying the same thing as several other folks have, using similar language, no rude or inflammatory comments, and both of my comments weren't deemed suitable for GOLO and were never posted. I'm really confused about this and would appreciate an email from GOLO about what is different about MY posts versus those made by "IFeelYourPain" and "RiddickField". Neither of their comments are rude, they are just expressing the same opinion as mine that the driver fled the scene because they are here illegally and didn't want to face the consequences of their actions. Sure it's just supposition, but isn't that part of what GOLO is for? Really, I would like for my comments that were not posted to be reviewed and for someone to let me know what was wrong with them!

  • anmapr782 Oct 21, 2011

    Well I'm not. When you assume, need I say more. Just break the word assume into three pieces. When I have some facts to work with, then I'll decide. fayncmike

    It's so strange that since your little English lesson, I've been able to find out that the person is a local bar hag and wouldn't you know it, he was drunk. Wow, it's too bad I assumed so much. Maybe you should break down that word for yourself and allow others to express their opinion freely. For those to sit on a soapbox and pretend they never judge, stereotype, or profile an individual or situation is lying to others and most importantly to him or herself.
    However, your grasp of the English language and forum-policing is truly a marvel.

  • fayncmike Oct 21, 2011

    "I'm pretty comfortable saying the person, regardless of the reason, knew they had no business driving. It has been a little unnerving however, with all this going on in our backyard.
    anmapr782"

    Well I'm not. When you assume, need I say more. Just break the word assume into three pieces. When I have some facts to work with, then I'll decide.

  • fayncmike Oct 21, 2011

    "Didn't it occur to you that she wrecked the car and your car was missing and you saw it on television in a ditch, tree or wherever the news said it was?
    Seeminglyopposed"

    Didn't it occur to you that I was halfway across the country on a business trip? Didn't it occur to you that that I would be hard to reach even if she was at the location of the accident? Didn't it occur to you that even if I was home my wife is what we call a liberated woman? That means among other things that she has her own car and comes and goes as she pleases? Didn't it occur to you that her car being missing wouldn't raise any red flags. Didn't it occur to you that you jumped to conclusions about my wife just as you're jumping to conclusions about the driver of the truck? Didn't it occur to you that sometimes people do get stunned and disorientated after accidents and are apt to just wander off? Didn't it occur to you that you should find out what you're writing about before doing so?

  • anmapr782 Oct 21, 2011

    This happened right up the road from where I live and a volunteer Fireman came to our home to search the premises, out buildings, etc. (the woods they assumed to person fled into are right behind our home). He stated that someone was on the scene quickly enough that they believed the person was aware enough to "flee" whereas a disoriented person would have probably taken a bit longer to escape the vehicle. I've heard helicopters flying on and off since the accident, some of them were news copters but I'm sure the ones late last night were probably not. Either way I would have thought they would have been able to find someone "just wandering around" by now so I'm pretty comfortable saying the person, regardless of the reason, knew they had no business driving. It has been a little unnerving however, with all this going on in our backyard.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Oct 21, 2011

    Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda... You all are just as quick to shout the person's innocence as the article implied guilt. So I'll chime in. The driver had to be illegal. Either in citizenship, lack of car insurance, DUI, etc. I figure I've got a much higher chance of being correct than the people claiming the person "simply walked away".

  • Riddickfield Oct 21, 2011

    Hmmm... someone was either drunk, on sleeping pils (and driving asleep), stole the thing or in the country illegally

  • nctrooper27560 Oct 21, 2011

    Im sure the Troopers have already checked with the hospitals…seeminglyopposed

  • jbp0722 Oct 21, 2011

    This happened in my front yard. I ran outside & called 911. I was one of the 2 people in the water searching for the person in the truck until the fire & rescue got there & took over. The only way they got away that quickly was to flee. It was a very frantic & intense search until they pulled the truck out to confirm there was no one in the vehicle.

  • abylelab -BT- Oct 21, 2011

    well, someone's probably gonna be missing their truck pretty soon, or the vin or registration will lead them to someone who "should" know who had the truck. we'll probably never hear about it unless they charge the person with dui

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